Behind the Mask

She seemed quiet, reserved
so it was generally observed
by the ones who didn't know her.
She had always seemed shy
though they knew not why

Her mask remained in place
until friendship claimed the space.
Her true boisterous self was known
only to a select few
her inner circle that rarely grew

This verse was written in response to the Photo Challenge #315 hosted at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and Fandango’s FOWC challenge for the day: Circle. The first challenge is to use the photo prompt as an inspiration for a poem or short story. FOWC challenge is all about using the given word in a post. Thank you, NEKNEERAJ and Fandango for hosting these challenges.

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